Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

 Well I did it! I blogged. Enjoy!

this is the baptism font of the first members in wales! 

Coal mine in Wales-BTW we got lost in the mine
Best 10 pounds I ever spent 
King Henry's summer house
We went to the Paris catacombs: there was over 6 million people worth of bones down there
My Hunchback of Notre Dame face!
Me: Esmerelda Kayla: Quasimodo.  There was a guy laughing at us while watching us pose for this picture.
On top of Notre Dame!
We went to Notre Dame and took a seat while waiting for some people in our group and this man came up to me and asked me if he could take a picture with us. So i said yes and he took a picture then all of a sudden it turned into a photo shoot.  this is a picture of this man's whole family.  It was hilarious! little more involve then that but that is the jist of it.  
Church of the Sacred Heart in French: Sacrea Coeur.  It was one of the coolest churches I have seen yet! Loved it 
Us at the Louvre after a day full of museums-Great day but crazy busy
Hey Dumb Dumb give me some gum gum! 
"The Thinker" by Rodin at the Rodin Museum 
The clock at the museum D' Orsay.  An impressionist museum that mom and andi went to while we were there-it used to be a train station converted into an amazing museum!
Sorry that some of these are flipped my computer doesn't work right.
Awesome crepes on Mufatard Road! this road is a open air street market with really good chocolate and huge crepes-we shared this one and i wasn't hungry for the rest of the day!
this is Maria Antoinette's personal palace 
Versailles: Hall of Mirrors! 
Eiffel Tower obviously! It is blue because the President of France is the President of the United Nations and to honor him, they blued the eiffel! 
Chartres Cathedral outside of Paris    

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wa Wa Wa WALES north that is

Okay so it has been a few weeks since I have written... between three papers, a trip to north of Wales, a trip to the south of Wales, Oedipus, Mozart, Winston, Halloween, Thomas Becket and sack lunches I didn't Have much time to write!!!  This is part one of three

A little English History for ya: Today is Guy Fox night AKA British Halloween celebration! They celebrate the day with fireworks and bonfires.  They are celebrating the foiling of the gunpowder plot, which was a plot to blow up Parliament during one of their sessions.  Guy Fox who was supposed to set it off but was caught before he could light the fuse.  They used to burn effigies of Guy Fox but now they just celebrate with big bonfires, fireworks and the Lord Mayor parade.   Cool huh! If you want to full history of it-google it.

Well crazy past two weeks i'll tell you.  It all started with a weekend trip last weekend to Northern Wales with four buddies! We had a blast!  The first day we were there, we bought a day bus pass and saw the whole of northern Wales from a bus window! It was the best thing we could have done-we saw it all for only 4 pounds.  We touched the top of Snowdin- which is the highest peak in the UK and where people train for Everest on and we saw Gelert's grave-poor, poor doggy. We also visited a cool castle that I don't remember the name of but it is famous and big:)! And ate great food! Next day was up the hill on a tram in the freezing cold and wind  then it was down to Conway to see the Conway castle and to the food festival.  UMM UMM UMM UMM good! We then came home on Sunday! Fun Trip i would highly recommend it-and so does Rick.